Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

Instead of a broadcast model, then, we need a model that places coherence making into the hands of learners and into social networks.

Social networks drive Innovation

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. This is what I mean with the state of the Social Web.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

Yes, I am now back to work, back to the social grid, back to carry on with my usual blogging mojo. conference event for yours truly: the offline social networking interactions!

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar

George Siemens

Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. The event was quite successful. As a result, we are organizing a similar event this year. The seminar will be held in Edmonton from June 20-24 and is open to students and faculty.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. It augurs well for the country’s social and economic prosperity in years to come.

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. “Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done.

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January 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

I’ve started off my 2011 Reading List, and this blog posting highlights my top 3 must-reads for January 2011.

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Kick-starting a corporate social network

Jay Cross

Internal microblogging is a great way for an organization to kick-start social networking. My pal Aaron Silvers shares his experience with microblogging going viral at W. Grainger in this video. Fairy tales do come true; it could happen to you. Just Jay

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service. Don’t forget the YOU in social learning , Dennis Callahan, Learnstreaming, July 2011. Tweet.

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Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking

Jay Cross

Berkeley neighbor Joan Blades dropped by the Internet Time Lab to chat about social networking. Were it not for Joan and her husband Wes, John McCain would be president. Just Jay

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011. The Client knows best , CLO Magazine, 26 May 2011.

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Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The focus of the segment was to look at the impact of the launch of Google+ on social networking as a whole, including the possible negative impact of too much choice for social network users.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined SixDegrees.com , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. Ryze , one of the most popular social platforms of the day, is now a shadow of its former self.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Moodlemoot – Canada 2011

George Siemens

We (as in TEKRI ) are sponsoring/organizing the upcoming Moodlemoot in Edmonton from May 1-5, 2011. apparently being a significant step forward in social networked learning: site-wide cohorts, portfolio support, external blog feeds, updated wiki, community hubs, etc) in education. Stephen Downes and Martin Dougiamas are keynote presenters. I’m looking forward to the discussion opportunities around where learning management systems are heading.

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From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose

Luis Suarez

Even more so when plenty of my closed networks strongly discouraged me to publish it, because they thought it just wasn’t me. I guess it’s now a good time to resume my regular blogging activities, once again, don’t you think?

Learning Analytics 2011: Reflections

George Siemens

About 20 of the conference attendees are regular keynote presenters in mainstream educational conferences and leaders in fields of learning design, openness, semantic web, data analysis, and social network analysis. I found it to be a very rich intellectual and social experience. On Feb 28-Mar 1 a group of 100 researchers, administrators, and academics (from 12 countries) converged in Banff, Alberta for the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? It wasn’t in 2007 and it won’t be in 2011, nor in 2015! Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

The remainder of this post digs into posts, pictures, presentations, and what-not from my 2011. I downloaded the 2011 photos to a USB stick and put them in an electronic picture frame. I asked Working Smarter Daily to display my most prominent posts on Internet Time Blog for 2011.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

Should professional social networks make a play for the enterprise?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social software has been making its way into the enterprise for a while, but usually from vendors that are experts at enterprise needs. Now it appears that professional social networks on the Internet will make an attempt at the space. What will this mean given that they already have a large percentage of your workers using their services externally today, yet little practical enterprise experience

2011: Integration

Harold Jarche

I was asked to make some predictions for 2011 but missed the deadline. Social Networks. Social Bookmarks. Subject Matter Networks. I would say the PLE/PLN is across the chasm, while I now call PKM network learning and Beth Kanter describes a similar framework of networked professional learning. The big idea that is catching on and may take shape in 2011 is the integration of organizational support.

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Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Those relations do not appear automatically: it takes time and effort before one can enjoy social effects of blogging. Networks.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)

Luis Suarez

In fact, if you have been hanging out there on the various social networks that I use on a regular basis you would notice how during that period of time things have been relatively quiet from yours truly.

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Our recently launch Map of the Decade triptych comprised three parts: the Map of the Decade , details on the ExaTrends of the Decade , and the 11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011. Zeitgeist for 2011. ZEITGEIST:2011. Networked or Not? Social News Curation.

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Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

While everyone else out there on the Internet Blogosphere gets busy blogging away their predictions for 2012 around the world of Social (And whatever other word you would want to insert right after !), During the course of 2011 I have embarked on a whole bunch of business travelling.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. The ‘social intranet’ vision is going to bust out soon, in my opinion.

Monday Video: A mini-course on network and social network literacy

Nancy White

A mini-course on network and social network literacy – howardrheingold’s posterous. I’ve become convinced that understanding how networks work is an essential 21st century literacy. Monday videos networks social media

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Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Dan Pontefract

Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘ Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. formal informal social social learning social networking

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. Even after the Social Web.

Are social media killing real conversation? An antidote from John.

Steve Denning

» January 11, 2011 Are social media killing real conversation? Then I saw that Sherry Turkle has come out with a new book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011).